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PRESS ON - An Anti-Depression Cross-Country Bike Tour
Amount Raised
$3,000.00
Fundraising Goal $3,000.00

My Message

After having cycled across Canada for childhood leukaemia research for The Childhood Cancer Foundation, Rich Aucoin is greasing up the bike again to cycle across America this spring/summer. This time the tour will be raising money for both Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Raising money for mental health is a natural fit for Aucoin as his positive life-affirming show has been often described as a natural anti-depressant. The tour, originally called F#$K YOU DEPRESSION, now called PRESS ON, will begin March 26 in Los Angeles and conclude June 26 in Philedelphia. Aucoin will be playing shows and donating 100% of the proceeds to the two charities while trying to bring awareness to the cause particularly during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Aucoin will be joined by bandmates flying in here and there to help flush out these shows as he pedals alone across the deserts, mountains, forests and cities of America. At each show, expect a joyous celebratory event, as Exclaim! describes: “Rich Aucoin tours like no one else, because his live shows are unlike any other”. As Aucoin invites the crowds to sing-a-long in a crowd-karaoke style show filled with synchronized video projections, lights, confetti, dancing and an enormous play parachute covering the audience. Come out and support mental health research and be a part of the show. 
“A participatory carnival that must be experienced to be believed” - EYE WEEKLY
“Canadian wunderkind” - SPIN “The most fun you can have at a concert” Indie Music Filter 
“Part Daft Punk-inflected Dan Deacon, part DIY-driven Flaming Lips as filtered through Girl Talk” - Austin Chronicle 
“Even-keel playing field for people who want to vibe out and high-five strangers” Noisey 
March 26 - LOS ANGELES - Bardot 
April 6 - PHOENIX - TBA 
April 11 - FLAGSTAFF - The Hive
April 19 - ALBUQUERQUE - Burt’s Tiki
April 26 - AMARILLO - THE 806 
May 3 - OKLAHOMA CITY - The Root 
May 4 - NORMAN - Opolis 
May 11 - LITTLE ROCK - TBA 
May 16 - MEMPHIS - Hi-Tone 
May 23 - NASHVILLE - TBA 
May 31 - KNOXVILLE - Pilot Light 
June 20 - WASHINGTON - DC9 
June 23 - BALTIMORE - The Crown 
June 26 - PHILADELPHIA - Phil MOCA
Event Date
Jun 30, 2010 11:15 AM
Location Name
First Location

Thank you

Why I'm raising money for CMHA:
to support those with mental illness

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My Supporters (54)

Andrew LaCroix donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 29, 2018 10:26 PM
BR left a message
Jun 29, 2018 9:52 PM
Congratulations on your Press On campaign. Truly inspirational
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Jun 29, 2018 9:51 PM
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Matt Reid left a message
Jun 13, 2018 8:48 PM
Loving the pics and wishing you well on the home stretch, buddy!
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Jun 13, 2018 11:58 AM
Allez allez!
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Danielle left a message
Jun 13, 2018 10:32 AM
Super inspired by (and jealous of) your journey! You're amazing!
Danielle Lennon donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2018 10:31 AM
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Allison left a message
May 1, 2018 7:04 PM
GO GO GO Rich!
Allison Green donated $30.00
May 1, 2018 7:03 PM
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Apr 30, 2018 10:27 AM
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Chantel Lemieux donated $75.00
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Apr 10, 2018 10:35 AM
Nancy Wood left a message
Apr 10, 2018 10:33 AM
Bravo as you cross the U.S.A. on behalf of so many who suffer from diseases of the mind, some of the harder to treat. Smooth travels!
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 9, 2018 6:29 PM
Mike Kennedy left a message
Apr 7, 2018 10:13 AM
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson - I've met few people who embody this quote more, Rich. Keep pedalling and keep inspiring! Enjoy every moment.
Michael Kennedy donated $25.00
Apr 7, 2018 10:11 AM
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Conor left a message
Feb 22, 2018 4:15 PM
Happy riding, Rich! Hopefully with some regular tailwind. Awesome work spreading an important message.
Conor McKinley donated an undisclosed amount
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Yael left a message
Feb 16, 2018 1:34 PM
Keep up the great, important work!
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